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Boris Johnson’s ‘get Covid, live longer’ quip an echo of Oxford study

Was prime minister’s anti-lockdown view informed by paper from Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine?

An Oxford University paper dubbed by the Daily Mail an “anti-lockdown” plan has emerged as the likely inspiration behind Boris Johnson’s messages declaring “get Covid and live longer”.

The WhatsApp messages revealed by his former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, showed the prime minister was holding out against lockdown measures as cases spiralled in October 2020 and appear to suggest he was unconcerned by the deaths of people in their 80s.

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